I came to know of it beacuse of a friend who gave me a book of Mahiyas in Urdu!
Interestingly, I read and write Urdu!
I wrote some Mahiyas in Telugu long back and they are available on my site.
Some poet freinds like Sri Sudhama liked them.
Recently I wrote few more Mahiyas.
In a Mahiya there are three lines.
The first and last lines rhyme.
They even make a couplet.
The middle line adds punch to the piece.
I cannot think of translating these pieces!
The word play and pun will be lost!!
Tell me frankly what do you feel!